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Alfresco dining

House | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 10

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Refurbished in 2009 to a very high standard in a modern yet sympathetic style this victorian house still offers original features such as fireplaces, stained glass, coving and ceiling detail, along with the original victorian range. With an open plan lounge, kitchen and dining area leading onto the garden through slide away glass doors this house offers holiday guests a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

The ability to walk to the beaches, museums, parks and shops means a stress-free holiday.

Size Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms
Nearest beach Southsea 1 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 1 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Southampton 30 km, Nearest railway: Portsmouth & Southsea 1 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (1), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden
Access Parking
Further details indoors

The house is on three floors, the top floor with two double rooms and a play area with hardwired computer access. The middle floor has three bedroom, the master bedroom with ensuite, a family bathroom and a family shower room and two further double rooms. One of these can easily accommodate three as a children's room.

On the ground floor there is a self contained laundry room with a downstairs toilet and then an open plan living area with kitchen, lounge and dining area.

Four bedrooms have TV and the house has wifi throughout. The main TV is in the lounge along with a DVD player and BT Vision recording box.

Further details outdoors

The house is on a small road with parking outside which is covered by permits that go with the house. The garden courtyard is paved, providing a beautiful setting for meals.

The Central Southern England region

Beautiful rolling countryside with local vineyards, historic Portsmouth and dockyard and the famous cathedral towns of Winchester and Chichester close by.


Summer kite festival in August. Butterfly, D Day, Ryal Marines and local history museums. The historic dockyard with the Mary Rose, Warrior and Victory. The Spinnaker tower with views across the Solent. The Hovercraft for a speedy trip to the Isle of Wight.

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23 Sep 2014


"Great position for P'mouth and S'sea. No need to use car. Good house"

A warm welcome form Malisa to her home. 3 brilliant new bathrooms and accommodation was superb for 3 generations including 3 young children.Garden area was delightful and the weather good enough to ea… More

14 Oct 2013


"Look no further...."

For weeks I was trying to find a perfect location for a family weekend in the Portsmouth area,so glad we picked the retreat. A great house full of character coupled with modern living, everything you … More

17 Sep 2013


"Excellent Facilities and friendly and helpful owners"

We recently had a weekend away with four couples and two young children and found 40 Retreat to be the perfect venue. The house was in very good condition with the open kitchen and dining area great for entertaining.

The house is in a great location for the Southsea high street with heaps of shops if you want that sort of thing.

Steve was fantastic and very patient with the constant questions prior to the weekend and pointed everything out when we arrived.

Overall a fantastic weekend away.


11 Jun 2013


"The nest house to spend quality family time in Portsmouth"

Amazing house! it felt like home! Lovely decoration, spacious rooms, living room and kitchen, ideal for large families wanting to spend some real quality time! Fully equipped, modern and with everything you need!!! Lovely garden and at a walking distance of everything in Portsmouth!

18 Mar 2013


"Beautiful house, great hospitality from owners"

Great location, close to the Kings Theatre were we had our annual Empower Conference. Close to the seafront and great shops on Palmerston Road.

Steve and Malisa let our guests have the run of their beautiful house and made them feel at home.

17 Mar 2013


"The best rented house I've ever stayed in in the UK"

What a lovely house! It was spacious, comfortable and felt like home. It feels like it's lived in and has charm, character and everything you could possibly want with that extra homelike feeling because of the many wonderful ornaments, books, artwork and tasteful decoration. My teenage children loved it too as there are TVs in almost every room and CDs and DVDs for all tastes. The owners were extremely welcoming, helpful and friendly. There are restaurants, shops, bars and take aways just round the corner but it's very quiet and peaceful. Couldn't have asked for anything better!

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Calendar last updated:26 Sep 2014

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